Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (Mexico)

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Grupo de Operaciones Especiales
Country Mexico
Branch Policia Federal
Type Special Forces
GOPES helicopter

The Grupo de Operaciones Especiales (Special Operations Group, GOPES) are the operative tactical group of the Federal Police of Mexico. Their mission is to carry out a variety of operations such as: hostage rescue, apprehension of highly dangerous criminals, counter-narcotics, counter-terrorism and fight organized crime. It has 87 members, divided into groups of 8 to 12 operators.

The GOPES are a well-trained force. They have taken courses from the Mexican GAFE, Spanish GEO, Colombian AFEUR, French RAID, United States FAMS and the Marine Airborne Battalion of the Mexican Navy.

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